Afterward, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Levi got up, left everything behind, and followed him. Then Levi threw a great banquet for Jesus in his home. A large number of tax collectors and others sat down to eat with them. The Pharisees and their legal experts grumbled against his disciples. They said, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn’t come to call righteous people but sinners to change their hearts and lives.” (Luke 5:27-32, CEB)
People always seem to be hung up on what they see and think about you without actually asking you if what they think is correct. They assume that they are right and go with that without thinking about other options or ways.
And by they I mean me, and you. We all do this.
But as Jesus says here, healthy people do not need a doctor, but those who are ill.
We need to go to those who are ill and not worry about what the righteous say because if the righteous were really righteous, they would have already gotten Jesus’ message and been with those we are going to be with.
Love out Loud! And don’t worry about what others say.
Loving People. Loving God.